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FiiO M23 and K19

FiiO M23 and K19

Portable Media Player

FiiO unveils its latest innovations in audio technology with the introduction of the M23 Digital Audio Player (DAP) and the K19 flagship balanced Hi-Res desktop headphone amplifier/DAC.

FiiO M23

FiiO M23 and K19

The FiiO M23 DAP represents a significant advancement, incorporating the acclaimed AKM AK4191EQ + AKM AK4499EX DAC combination. This device supports playback of high-resolution audio files up to 24-Bit 384kHz PCM/DSD256, including MQA-encoded files. Offering versatile connectivity options, the M23 features physical 3.5mm single-ended and 4.4mm balanced headphone outputs, as well as single-ended/balanced line-outs. Its aptX HD Bluetooth and LDAC wireless connectivity enable both wireless headphone usage and Bluetooth DAC/Amplifier functionality.

The inclusion of a Dual Power supply allows for a seamless transition between portable and desktop usage, enhancing user convenience. Running on a customized Android operating system with a global SRC bypass, the M23 enables installation of popular music streaming apps, ensuring a rich listening experience. Available in Blue Titanium or Stainless Steel finishes, the M23 boasts a 10.5-hour battery life, a 5.5″ multi-touch HD display, and 64GB of onboard storage. The M23 is set to launch in April, with pre-orders currently available at a price of £649 / €700 / $700.

FiiO K19

FiiO M23 and K19

Meanwhile, the K19 emerges as FiiO’s premier balanced Hi-Res desktop headphone amplifier/DAC. Featuring dual 8-Channel ES9039SPRO DACs and dual 8-Channel THX AAA 788+ amp technology, the K19 supports native playback of audio files up to 768kHz 32Bit PCM/DSD512. Its dual 8-channel THX AAA788+ amplification provides ample power, delivering up to an impressive 8000mW of power output. Available in Black and Silver finishes, the K19 offers extensive audio input options, including Coaxial, Optical, USB-C, HDMI, and HDMI ARC.

From an audio output perspective, it features 6.35mm single-ended, 4.4mm balanced, and 4-pin balanced XLR headphone connections, alongside dual RCA (L/R) line-out and balanced 3-pin XLR (L/R) outputs. Equipped with a precise 31-band Parametric Equalizer (PEQ), RS232, Ground Lift Switch, and the choice of DC or AC power, the K19 provides exceptional versatility and performance. With its high-performance 8-Channel ES9039SPRO DACs, the K19 ensures a remarkable musical experience across various sources. The K19 is scheduled for launch in March, priced at £1,249 / €1,300 / $1,300.

FiiO M23 and K19

These latest offerings from FiiO embody the brand’s commitment to delivering cutting-edge audio solutions that cater to the diverse needs of audiophiles and enthusiasts alike.


The stated retail price of the reviewed device is valid as of the time of the review and is subject to change.